Residences

The Center offers residence programs and hosts research fellows and student interns for establishing and continuing communication across different disciplines, geographies and stages. The Center's Residence Program is designed to encourage, promote, and support research and reflections on urban history and urban experiences in Eastern and Central Europe. The Center also hosts individual long-term research fellowships and student internships in cooperation with other institutions and programs. The Residence Program contributes to the Center’s academic life, and more generally, enhances cooperation between scholars within and beyond Ukraine. This format reflects one of the Center’s aims of bridging different disciplines as well as different geographies. Over more than ten years this program supporting research on the region has taken different shapes, ranging from research and travel grants, cooperation with the IWM (Vienna) for the Junior Fellowship for Scholars from Ukraine, to finally developing an extended Residence Program. So far the Center has welcomed more than one hundred researchers from Ukraine, the United States, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Switzerland, Romania, and China. This program is open for researchers of various fields in the humanities from different countries. We welcome applications that offer broad interpretations of urban history as a discipline at the intersection of various approaches of humanities and social sciences. The chronological and geographical frames of the proposed research are limited to the 19th and 20th-century history of East and Central Europe. Preference is given to topics related to the Center’s research focuses, including such themes as urbanization in multi-ethnic cities, individual experience of city residents during 20th-century radical changes and wars, planned cities, urban heritage, commemorative practices in cities, infrastructure and cultural practices in the cities, public history and urban spaces. One of the recent developments for our residency program is a focus on digital history open for applications employing digital techniques to develop a theme under research (such as but not exclusively, databases, the geo-information systems, network analysis, and digital storytelling) and reflecting on digital archiving and new approaches in evaluating, contextualizing, representing, and using various archival media. Currently the Center has three residency programs: • research residency for young scholars, working on their PhD thesis or preparing them for publishing (up to 1 month); • research residency for advanced scholars (up to 2 weeks); • digital urban history residency in cooperation with the Lviv Interactive project and the Urban Media Archive (up to 1 month) Within the residency program the Center provides accommodation at our guest apartments, offers access to our materials, such as the library, the Urban Media Archive and assists in facilitating research in archives in Lviv, as well as scholarly contacts. We also provide the opportunity to discuss the preliminary results of research within the Urban Seminar or present in the format of a public lecture. Annual calls are published in November of the current year with the deadline in mid-January of next year. The Center is a regular hosting institution for the fellows within the programs of international exchange, such as the Fulbright Program, as well as individual internships for undergraduate students and PhD students from universities in Ukraine and internationally. Dr. Mayhill Fowler was a postdoc fellow in 2011 working on her first book project and teaching at the UKU and returned as a Fulbright Scholar in 2019/2020 with a new research project in cooperation with our focus on cultural infrastructures. Dr. Diana Vonnak was a pre-doctoral research fellow in 2015 with the support of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Sarah Grandke had her internship at the Center in 2015 as a master’s student from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. The Center has developed a lasting cooperation with the Fulbright Program. Within this program we were happy to host and work with Ashley Bigham (2013/14), Peter Bejger (2017/18), Prof. Rachel Stevens (2017/18), Marla Raucher Osborne (2019/20), Ryan Wolfe (2019/2020). The Center cherishes the possibility to have internships for students. A fruitful and ongoing programs of student internships are developed in cooperation with universities in Lviv, in particular Ukrainian Catholic University’s program in history, cultural studies, and media studies. For more information about Residence Program or possible internship please contact the Center's program manager, Maryana Mazurak at m.mazurak@lvivcenter.org Read more
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Research residences

Dr. Pawel Kubicki

Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Reconstruction of Memory in Central European Cities: Comparison of Lviv and Wroclaw

Dr. Tomasz Dywan

Institute of History, University of Wroclaw
Lviv's Urban Infrastructure in the Nineteenth Century (1860-1918)

Prof. Steven Seegel

Department of History, University of Northern Colorado
Map Wars: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe

Dr Malgorzata Radkiewicz

Institute of Audio Visual Arts, Jagellonian University, Krakow
Urban Life in Photographs of Former Galicia 1861-1939

Anton Kotenko

Central European University, Budapest
Lviv as a part of Ukraine, 1848-1914

Dr. Yehor Vradiy

Humanities Department of the Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy
Eastern European Cities at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century as an Srena of Political Radicalism

Anastasia Felcher

IMT Alti Studi Lucca, Italy
Lviv as UNESCO Heritage Site: Cultural Policies, Heritage Condition and Value Creation within and outside the Historic Center

Ofer Dynes

Центр єврейської історії, Нью-Йорк
Cryptology and Espionage in Lemberg or the Secret History of Modern Jewish Prose

Dr Kseniya Kuzina

Slavic History Department at the Donetsk National University
The Commonalities and Particularities in Shaping the Mentality of the Inhabitants of Mining Cities in the Donetsk and Lviv-Volyn Basins (1950-1980s)

Ewa Nizinska

History Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Interwar Sambir from the Perspective of a Historian and a Witness of the Past
Fellowship Program of the Center for Urban History and the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna

Dr Svitlana Potapenko

Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archeography and Sources Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
The Elite of Sloboda Ukraine and the Russian Empire-Building: Integration and Transformation
Guest Researchers

Ashley Bigham

Yale University
Preservation and modern adaptation of historic fortification structures in the Galicia region